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Early in my career, probably the first ten years, I realized my poor self-image and lack of confidence drove me to be successful, but not in a good way. One of our greatest dangers as humans is seeking to derive our identity from created things rather than the Creator (Romans 1:21-23). The Bible calls this idolatry. When we do this, we become enslaved to finite things and will experience resulting psychological problems. If I am excessively anxious before or during competition – could it be that I am attaching too much of my identity to my performance? Am I perhaps idolizing the “perfect game” or what my teammates think of me? As a ministry leader, how much do I place my identity with how many people come to church from week to week, or even how much we collected in this week’s offering?

Read Get off the Emotional Roller Coaster of Identity

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